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Upcoming K & S Band Events
19 April Ratoath Concert, featuring Marianske Czech Accordion Orchestra, and Rory Summers
21-22 April Kells Competition
20 May Kildalkey - Meath Fleadh - Marching Competition
15 July Athboy - Leinster Fleadh - Marching Competition
26 August Tullamore - All Ireland Fleadh - Marching Competition
 
 
Previous K & S Band Events
   
31 March - 1 April 2007 All Ireland Accordion Competitions, Moate
27 August 2006
Letterkenny Marching Band Competition
On the 27th August the K&S Marching Band competed in Letterkenny. They were placed second in this competition.
Summer 2006
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Marching Band Competitions
During the summer months of this year the K&S marching band was busy practicing for the Ceomhtlas Ceoltoiri Eireann Marching Band Competitions. These began in May with the Meath Fleadh in Oldcastle. The Leinster Fleadh followed in July in Carlow. The marching band won both of these competitions. A busy schedule of practicing ensued in August for the All Ireland Fleadh in Letterkenny.
19-26 April 2006
Trip To Prague, Czech Republic
In April the K&S Accordion Orchestra embarked on a seven day trip to Prague to compete in the European Accordion Championships. 53 members flew to Prague to compete in the Championships.

After two days of stiff competition the K&S travelled to Marianske Lazne a scenic town in Prague and combined with the Shopin orchestra to perform at a concert which was attended by a large crowd. The fun activities of the trip consisted of boat trip and sightseeing tours of Prague.
11-12 April 2006
Kells Competition - Headfort Arms, Kells, Co. Meath
The K & S Senior Orchestra were placed 2nd place in the Kells Competition. The Junior Orchestra also won their section.
8-9 April 2006
I.A.A. Competition Moate
History was created in April at the I.A.A. All Ireland Championships in Moate, when the K & S Accordion Orchestra won the Senior All Ireland Concert Orchestra title for the fourth consecutive year.
Under the musical direction of Gerry Kelly, the K & S Senior orchestra’s rendition of Dalmation Dance by Adolf Goth and Divertimento by Franz Dobler was warmly appreciated by the audience and highly praised by the judge.

In addition to the Senior Orchestra’s win the Preparatory Orchestra were placed second in their section.Many members of both orchestras won medals in solo, duets and ensemble competitions.
19 March 2006
K & S Accordion Orchestra plays Walterstown Pavillion
The end of March and beginning of April saw vigorous practicing for the European Championships in Prague and the forthcoming All Ireland Concert Championships in Moate. A Concert was held in Walterstown Pavillion for parents of band members and the local community to hear the orchestra’s new music which was prepared for the All Ireland and the European Accordion Championships. A large crowd attended the concert and the night was enjoyed by all.
19 March 2006 Delvin Parade
18 March 2006 Senior Orchestra - Limerick Festival Competition
17 March 2006
St. Patrick's Day Parades
For St. Patricks Day the K&S Marching band were invited to numerous parades but the band decided to attend the local parades in Athboy, Bailieboro and Navan. This weekend came to a close with a parade in Delvin.
March 2006
K & S Fundraiser Raffle
The start of 2006 proved to be a busy year for the K&S Committee as news emerged that the K&S would partake in the European Championships in Prague in April. To fund this trip a monster raffle was organised. First Prize of a holiday to Spain was won by Peter Byrne, Johnstown Navan, second prize, a 32 inch TV by Colman Burke Johnstown and third prize a Laptop by Anne Lynch, Kentstown. A total of ten prizes were raffled.
29 January 2006 Larne Competition - Co. Antrim
24 December 2005 Christmas Vigil mass - K & S Band and Choir - Kentstown Church
18 December 2005 K & S Band and Choir - Kentstown Church
15 December 2005
Children's Christmas Party
The year ended for the K&S with their annual Christmas party in Kentstown Hall. This was a special evening as the Sinead Ledwidge Memorial Shield was presented by Geraldine and Leo Ledwidge to Suzanne Casey for been a dedicated and committed band member throughout the year.
November 2005
Castletown Accordion Competition - Lakeside Manor Hotel, Cavan
In November 2005 the Senior Orchestra won the Castletown Competition in the Lakeside Manor Hotel in Cavan. Many individual members participated at various levels and they too were successful.
9 October 2005 Tree Planting for Sinead Ledwidge
18 August 2005 All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Marching Band Competition - Letterkenny
10 July 2005 Fleadh Cheoil Laighean
28 May 2005 Guard of Honour for Sinead Ledwidge - Beauparc Church
2 May 2005 Fleadh na Mi - Oldcastle
15 May 2005 Fleadh na Mi - Craobh na hUaimhe
23-24 April 2005 Kells Music Festival
8 April 2005 Garda Band Concert - Newgrange Hotel, Navan
20 March 2005 Delvin Parade
17 March 2005 St. Patricks Day Parades - Athboy, Navan, Slane
5 March 2005 All Ireland Concert Band Competition - Moate
31 January 2005 Larne



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